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Not since the liger has an animal hybrid generated so much buzz. Syfy has announced that Eric Roberts will star in SHARKTOPUS, a new Original Movie being produced by Roger Corman that will premiere on the channel later this year.
Roberts is no stranger to creature features or Corman, having previously appeared in the Corman-produced RAPTOR (in which he contended with dinosaur clones) and CYCLOPS (in which he went up against the mythological one-eyed giant—as Emperor Tiberius!). The actor—whose higher-profile recent fantasy credits include THE DARK KNIGHT and a guest-star stint on HEROES last month—plays a research scientist who, along with his daughter, develops a secret military weapon: a hybrid shark/octopus that goes on a destructive and deadly rampage along the resort beaches of Mexico.
SHARKTOPUS is being produced by Corman and his wife Julie and directed by Syfy feature vet Declan O’Brien (ROCK MONSTER, MONSTER ARK and CYCLOPS, plus the recent WRONG TURN III: LEFT FOR DEAD for Fox); shooting has already commenced in Mexico. “Part of the deal that we made with Roger was that he also has to do a cameo in the film,” a Syfy source tells Fango. Look for more updates on SHARKTOPUS on this site soon.
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